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Earlier this year, the proposed 2013 budget included a 21% cut to the planetary sciences division within NASA. This division is responsible for all robotic space exploration beyond the Earth and Sun. This cut represents a major setback for the program. Major missions are not possible on this budget, and merely maintaining support for current missions would be difficult.

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If you truly care about the future of our space program I urge you all to send a letter to the president in supporting further space exploration.
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If I was in the USA, I would. Such a shame, I really love things NASA is doing, it's one of the few things that what keeps me interested in the world.
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I believe someone posted spending figures on the U.S Budget and our National Defense/Military was like $467 Billion year vs NASA like $2 Billion.
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There are things much more important than finding stuff in space.
Break a leg in the US and you are screwed.
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I believe someone posted spending figures on the U.S Budget and our National Defense/Military was like $467 Billion year vs NASA like $2 Billion.

What a shame, all that money would be put to better uses ANYWHERE.
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There are things much more important than finding stuff in space.
Break a leg in the US and you are screwed.

Ohh like fresh water, gold, platinum, helium and a bunch of other useless stuff we have no use for here on earth...
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I believe someone posted spending figures on the U.S Budget and our National Defense/Military was like $467 Billion year vs NASA like $2 Billion.

A lot of people hate that we even spend 2 billion on Nasa. Their is quite a large number people in the US who feel like its should be cut completely and turned over to the private sector in its entirety. They believe its unconstitional and unjustified spending of tax dollars. So definately an uphill battle.
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WHY DO THEY KEEP DOING THIS.

Also, who elects these people?
"Hey, yea, let's make the defense budget $683 billion dollars per year... but Nasa? I think $17.7 billion per year is a BIT high...."
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Done.

Absolutely love what NASA does.
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How much of NASA budget benefit military? Even if you turn it over to the private sector, you will probably still pay over the tax billdrool.gif.

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I send an a galaxy s3 in space cost lets Imagine 10000$(shipping cost)how much did mars cost .lets say my Sammy break how much it cost ?hell its so light it can probably be trown in some fashion lol.and i bet the Samsung is the most advanced techno there would be in space.gov are inefficient .
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